Warm Clothes Holiday Giving to Benefit Teen Feed

December 15 Sunday service

They_re not like other grownups. I trust them_ and when they say I can be anything_ I believe it.  - Shaun_ age 17

Teen Feed provides homeless teens with advocacy, meals and necessities throughout the year. Winter, and the holidays in particular, are even more challenging for teens living on the streets. Like the last 3 years, UUC’s holiday giving will focus on Teen Feed, a critical safety net for homeless teens in our community.

Bring one or more of the following items to church this Sunday (December 15):

  • wool socks (size M-XL)
  • wool winter hats (size M-XL)
  • hoodies (size L & XL/teens prefer dark colors with no logos or slogans)
  • flannel boxer short-style underwear (size M-XL)
  • gloves (size M-L)
  • headlamps (include batteries)
  • ear buds for personal music players (required at the shelters)
  • rain jackets & water-proof winter coats (sizes L & XL)
  • high protein individually packaged snacks (bars, nuts & trail mix)
  • sleeping bags (light weight warm bags that can be readily transported – packed in a dry bag is best)
  • tents (light-weight 1- or 2-person size)
  • small rain tarps
  • long underwear shirts & pants (sizes M-XL)

You can add any of above to your holiday shopping list. Like everyone else, these teens appreciate new items to bring some love and warmth to their holidays. Gently used, clean and teen-appropriate hats, gloves and coats are accepted, too.

UUC has partnered with Teen Feed for nearly 15 years. Our Meal Team prepares and serves 1-2 meals every month, with an intergenerational team of congregants ranging in age from 14 to almost 70. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, UUC hosted two Teen Feed meals  — 17 volunteers from UUC’s Youth Group, including parents and advisors, prepared Saturday’s meal, and 13 more volunteers prepared Sunday’s meal. Your holiday donations of the most needed items are essential to the teens living on the streets, in shelters or couch surfing — and, also build upon UUC’s year-round partnership with Teen Feed.

To find out more about our long-term partnership with Teen Feed, or inquire about any donations you have for the Warm Clothes Holiday Giving program, feel free to contact Pam.